Commentaries & Articles
Assessing Ten Years of Belt and Road Initiative
With China's economy growing at a significantly slower pace than it was a decade ago, Beijing's willingness and ability to continue pouring money into the BRI has been a matter of speculation. But Xi se...
Japan Abandons its Three Basic Principles on Arms Exports
In response to the increase in the region’s geopolitical stress, Japan’s vulnerability has increased manifold. This has compelled the administration of Fumio Kishida to make some drastic change in the c...
Prospects and Problems: Providing Aid to Ukraine
The Russo Ukraine war which is treading its blood-soaked trail (676 days and counting) has truly been a ‘global war’. Simply put, it is West plus the US versus Kremlin on the Ukrainian battlefield.
West Asia - in the Throes of a Disruptive 2023 and not so Different 2024
Even as the 2023 turned out to be literally the hottest year in history, West Asia continued to face the equally destabilizing heat in the old and new hotspots. The ongoing wars and conflicts do not por...
Perceptions and Prospects: Israel-Hamas Conflict
“History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.” - Mark Twain
The Fate of the Palestinian Authority Post-Hamas Attack
The 7 October attack by Hamas’ military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades backed by Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s (PIJ) Al-Quds Brigades has boosted the support for armed resistance path among Palestini...
VIF News Digests
Neighbourhood News
February 23, 2024
Neighborhood News Digest- 23 February 2024

Afghanistan Stanikzai: Foreign-Based Women Do Not Represent Afghan Women-Tolo News The Deputy Foreign Minister of the...

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Africa Now
January 1, 2024
Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 52, 2023)

Commentary How the Global South is rediscovering centuries of shared history to challenge Western domination India’s...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
February 21, 2024
VIF News Digest : NATIONAL SECURITY- DEFENCE STUDIES & TERRORISM (01-15 February 2024)

Defence Over ₹6.21 lakh crore allocation to Ministry of Defence in Interim Union Budget 2024-2025. Indian Coast Guard...

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Eurasia News Digest
February 20, 2024
Eurasia News Digest (1-15 February, 2024)

Russia and Central Asia Condor Energies secures gas field contract in Uzbekistan Condor Energies Inc. (TSX: CDR), a Canadian...

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VIF Cyber Review
January 9, 2024
Cyber Review - December 2023

National Bharat hosted the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence as “Global Hub for AI Innovation”. Bharat, the...

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Myanmar Round Up
February 15, 2024
Myanmar Round up: January 2024

Before the third anniversary of military takeover on 01 February 2024, the military extended the state of emergency beyond...

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West Asia Round Up
January 19, 2024
West Asia Roundup: December 2023

Abstract As the Israel-Hamas war continued in its third month with devastating consequences and civilian casualties the...

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
February 14, 2024
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (05-11 February 2024)

Economic Trump says U.S. must impose more tariffs on China, possibly over 60% Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump...

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Science and Technology
February 1, 2024
Science and Technology (S&T) Digest 1-15 January 2024, Issue 29

In this Issue I. Defence and Security MoD Signs Contracts Worth Rs 802 Crores for Procurement of Equipment DRDO Conducts...

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US Insights
February 8, 2024
US Insights (1-31 January, 2024)

India-US Relations 13th Ministerial-level meeting of the India-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF) in Washington, DC...

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Multilateralism Digest
February 8, 2024
Multilateralism Digest: January 2024 - Issue 1

I. India in the UN India pushes for equitable status for Global South India to support the 3rd UN Conference on Landlocked...

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China Digest
June 5, 2023
China Digest (16-31 May 2023)

India-China Relations It is learnt that China objected to the proposal from India to add Abdul Rauf of the JeM to the UN...

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